I’m head over heels in love with Mexican food, and I bet you’re too!

Nothing beats the crunch of a hearty tostada loaded with delicious toppings.

Whether you’re craving seafood, pork, chicken or veggies, I’ve hunted down 13 mouth-watering tostada recipes that’ll make your taste buds dance.

Let’s dive into this flavor fiesta together and discover our new favorite way to enjoy this classic Mexican dish!

Tuna Tostadas

You’ll love these tuna tostadas. They’re a lighter option packed with umami flavor and a hint of spice, all ready in just 20 minutes.

I use fresh cilantro for an extra kick. They’re perfect for a light lunch when you want something quick but satisfying.

Plus, they’ve got fewer calories so you can indulge without the guilt.

Try them today!

Easy Mexican Tostada

It’s a breeze to whip up an Easy Mexican Tostada, perfect for those craving a quick and delicious meal. This well-known dish is layered with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, and cheese atop a crunchy tortilla.

Personalize it with toppings of sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, or avocados. Ready in less than 25 minutes! It’s not too spicy while maintaining traditional Mexican flavors.

Pulled Pork Tostadas

Switching up your dinner routine, try making pulled pork tostadas. They’re a Tex Mex delight featuring succulent, juicy meat atop a crispy golden tortilla.

Imagine the tanginess of lime juice and pico-like toppings balanced perfectly with rich cheese. It’s a mouthwatering nod to hearty Texan cowboy cuisine.

Chicken Tostadas

Ditching the ground beef for cooked chicken, let’s dive into a new take on tostadas. It’s quite similar to the previous dish but with a different protein twist. Instead of black beans, we’re using refried beans for a change of pace.

I love adding rich Cotija cheese – it brings such great flavor! These Chicken Tostadas make a quick and filling dinner option you’ll enjoy.

Tostadas {with Chicken Guacamole and Beans}

Let’s now explore a variant that pairs chicken, guacamole, and beans together on a crunchy tortilla base for an explosion of flavors.

Imagine biting into the crispy tortilla, tasting the creamy blend of beans and avocado, followed by the savory kick of Rotel-spiced chicken.

Despite its hefty calorie count, it’s chock-full of proteins, making it a filling and utterly delicious meal option.

Bean Tostadas

You’re going to love these bean tostadas for their simplicity and versatility. Not only can you choose between black beans or refried beans, but you also have the freedom to add your favorite veggies and toppings.

They’re an excellent meatless option and even vegan-friendly if you mind your cheese and sauce picks.

It’s really a dish that caters to everyone’s taste!

10-Minute Oven Baked Tostadas

In just 10 minutes, you can whip up oven-baked tostada shells that won’t compromise on crunchiness or golden appearance.

All you need are tortillas, salt, and oil. They’re not deep-fried, but they’re still utterly delicious, ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings.

Trust me, these gems maintain their crispness beautifully while offering a healthier alternative to the usual fried fare.

Fish Tostadas (Baja-Style)

Baja-style fish tostadas can’t be beaten for their sweet, savory, slightly spicy punch. Their colorful appearance adds a festive touch to any meal.

Whether you prefer grilled or fried fish, these delicious treats always make my taste buds dance! Plus, they’re flexible; with the right ingredients, they can be made gluten-free.

Turkey-Lime Jicama Tostadas

After diving into the aquatic flavors of Baja-style fish tostadas, let’s pivot to something a bit different.

I’m talking about Turkey-Lime Jicama Tostadas – a lighter, less carb-loaded option. It’s turkey and Brussels sprouts livened up with lime on a crunchy jicama base.

A unique taste sensation that’s also nutritious! Perfect for those who are carb-conscious but still crave those bold Mexican flavors.

Egg and Smashed Avocado Tostadas

You’re going to adore the Egg and Smashed Avocado Tostadas. They’re a protein-packed start to your day that’s both nutritious and tasty. They’re bright, savory, and light – filling without being heavy.

And guess what? You can whip them up in just 15 minutes! These tostadas are perfect for those fast-paced mornings when you crave a burst of Mexican flavors.

Roasted Chipotle Butternut Squash Tostadas

If you’ve got time to spare, try your hand at Roasted Chipotle Butternut Squash Tostadas; they’re a bit fancier and packed with lively flavors.

The smoky chipotle peppers and zesty lime juice complement the sweet butternut squash beautifully.

Add in black beans for protein, fresh cilantro for an herbal kick, and tangy goat cheese for depth – it’s a delicious journey worth taking!

Easy Beef Tostadas

Switching gears now, let’s dive into preparing some easy beef tostadas that’ll remind you of your favorite fast-food joint.

Imagine a six-ingredient masterpiece: succulent beef, gooey cheese, and crispy tortillas as the stars; with black beans and spinach adding subtle depth.

It’s an Americanized spin on the classic dish, akin to a Taco Bell-style tostada – deliciously uncomplicated and addictively good!

Pita Tostadas with Butternut Squash, Black Beans, & Avocado

Let’s move on to a more adventurous dish: pita tostadas loaded with butternut squash, black beans, and avocado.

This isn’t your typical low-carb meal, but it’s bursting with flavor from chile powder, maple syrup, and lime juice.

The sweet-spicy-tangy combo is an absolute win!

It’s a hearty fall dish that leaves you satisfied without feeling heavy.

Give it a try!


Meet Katherine, the nutrition expert at American Folk Magazine! With a Master's degree in Nutritional Sciences and certified as a nutritionist, she shares practical tips and evidence-based insights to help you lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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